The Impact of Displaced People´s Temporary Shelters on Their Surrounding Environment

The Impact of Displaced People´s Temporary Shelters on Their Surrounding Environment

Source: Chulalongkorn University and UNDP, 2014

Author(s): Suwattana Thadaniti and Supang Chantavanich

Countries: Myanmar, Thailand

Topics: Humanitarian Assistance, Renewable Resources

Added: 01/03/2017

 

This book is one of four volumes on a major empirical migration study by leading Thai migration specialists from Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok) for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).this volume discusses the environmental impact of temporary shelters for displaced people along the Thai–Myanmar border. Of nine shelters, three were selected for detailed study: Ban Tham Hin (Ratchaburi province), Ban Mai Nai Soi (Mae Hong Son province), and Ban Mae La (Tak province). For each shelter, various research methods were used to assess the environmental conditions, analyse the ways of living and use of resources by displaced persons, and disclose their perceptions of the environmental conditions they face. The environmental impact of the shelters on the surrounding areas were also assessed by listening to officials and representatives. The book provides realistic policy recommendations for a durable solution for refugees at the borders. Practitioners and policymakers from governments, international organizations and NGOs will benefit from its findings. The volume is also helpful for anyone studying forced migration and its denouement in the age of globalization.

 

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